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American Boston Bull Terrier

American Boston Bull Terrier

For a dog that resembles a larger Boston terrier and has the calmer disposition of an American pit bull terrier, the American Boston bull terrier may be the dog that your family is looking for. The Boston terrier and the American Staffordshire terrier, also known as the American pit bull terrier, are the parent breeds that were crossed to create the American Boston bull terrier. During the late 1900s, such hybrid crossings became popular as a means to create breeds that exemplified the favorable traits and reduced the health risks of the two parent breeds. Also known as designer dogs, hybrids differ from true mixed breeds in that two very specific purebred dogs are purposely crossed to create the new breed.

Breed Characteristics

Function:Not Available
Preferred Climate:Any Climate
Life Span:12-15 Years
Nicknames:American Pit Bull Terrier hybrid, Boston Terrier hybrid

American Boston Bull Terrier Build Information

The American Boston bull terrier is a compact and muscular dog. The breed stands at an average height of 17 inches and weighs between 10 and 25 pounds. The smooth, short coat may be black and white, brindle and white, brown and white or seal in color. The tail may be long and straight, or it may be docked shortly after birth. The pointy ears stand erect.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):14-16 in.
Weight:15 - 25 lbs
Litter Size:4 - 5 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop:Docked

Behaviour and Personality

The American Boston bull terrier is an enthusiastic dog that gets along with children. It can get along with other pets as long as it is raised with them. American Boston bull terriers make loyal and effective watchdogs. They are intelligent and easy to train when their stubborn streak does not kick in. American Boston bull terriers need daily mental stimulation and physical exercise to keep them out of trouble. They are good candidates for canine sport activities.

Activity Level:Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Energy Level:Active
Guardian Skills:Yes
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


The smooth coat of an American Boston bull terrier can be easily maintained with a weekly brushing session with a grooming mitt. A more frequent home dental care routine is needed, however. Brush the dog’s teeth at least every other day to remove the plaque that can lead to tartar accumulation and periodontal disease.

Colors:Black, Blue Gray, Gray, Light Brown, Red-Black Brindle, Salt & Pepper, Tan Brindle, White
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Fine

American Boston Bull Terrier Common Health Conditions

American Boston bull terriers live average lifespans of 15 years. Some health concerns that can carry over from the parent breeds include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, progressive retinal atrophy, hypothyroidism, heart disease, congenital deafness and epilepsy. If the American Boston bull terrier inherits more of the Boston terrier’s brachycephalic facial structure, then the risks for airway disease and heat stroke increase.

American Boston Bull Terrier Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

The American Boston bull terrier is an American pit bull terrier and Boston terrier cross. The American Boston bull terrier is an alert, gentle and intelligent family member and an effective watchdog. The American Boston bull terrier stands roughly 17 inches tall and weighs 10 to 25 pounds. American Boston bull terriers have moderate energy levels. American Boston bull terriers require minimal grooming. The average lifespan for an American Boston bull terrier is 15 years.

Training:Moderately easy to train
Hunting Companion:Yes
Ideal for Tracking:Yes
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes
Security Guard Capable:Yes
Police Performer:Yes
Wet Water rescues:No
Assist Disable Owners:No
Dog Sledding:No
Trainable for Tricks:No